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How to Make Pancakes in a Sandwich Maker

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Beautiful square pancakes topped with banana slices.

Beautiful square pancakes topped with banana slices.

If you think pancakes have to be round and a sandwich maker can only make sandwiches, think again! Sometimes, life can be a lot more quirky when you do the unexpected. There's nothing wrong with making round pancakes on a good old skillet; I'm not at all against this conventional method. So what's the point of utilizing a sandwich maker instead of sticking to the old-school preparation?

Well, first of all, you've got to admit that square pancakes are whimsical and amusing. Secondly, you can brown both sides of each pancake evenly without having to flip them. Plus, if you have children, this might be something fun to do with them in the kitchen; even those lazy ones might be inspired to make their own breakfast for once!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

10 min

About 6 pancakes

Ingredients (Low-Fat and Cholesterol-Free)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup soy milk (see note below)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray

Ingredient Note

Soy milk contains just about as much fat as 2% milk, but it's cholesterol-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly. You may substitute 2% milk or whole milk for it if you'd like.


  1. Put all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Stir together well with a whisk.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and egg whites until well-blended.
  3. Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture.
  4. Whisk together until nicely combined, with no lumps. Put your pancake batter in a small jug so that you will be able to pour it onto the sandwich maker conveniently. (In the photo below, I used a coffee press pot.)
  5. Turn on your sandwich maker and allow it to heat up for a few minutes.
  6. Lightly grease the inside of your sandwich maker with cooking spray. Even if it is a non-stick version, grease it a little anyway to guarantee an easy removal.
  7. Pour your pancake batter onto the sandwich maker. (Don't pour on too much; your pancakes will come out too thick or doughy in the middle.)
  8. Check your pancakes after about 4 minutes. If they look brown on top, they're done; you can remove them from the sandwich maker and repeat the process with the rest of the pancake batter. If not, close the sandwich maker and allow them to cook for a couple more minutes or so.
  9. Serve your beautiful square pancakes with butter, syrup and perhaps your choice of fruits, such as bananas and berries.

How do you like this pancake idea? Please vote!


Om Paramapoonya (author) on May 20, 2013:

@azrestoexp - Thanks a lot. Very glad to hear you enjoyed my articles :)

Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC on May 15, 2013:

I agree with Emma - What a great idea. Will be sure to give it a try. Happy to find your hub pages. They are filled with interesting and well written information and have enjoyed several so far. Great job!!!

Om Paramapoonya (author) on May 05, 2013:

@Emma Harvey - Thanks, Emma! Glad you stopped by :)

Emma Kisby from Berkshire, UK on May 05, 2013:

What a cool idea Om - and I'm loving the video! Looks so easy, must try it! Up and awesome :)

Om Paramapoonya (author) on May 04, 2013:

@prasetio - Thanks, Pras. Hope your mom likes this fun pancake idea as well.

@crazyhorsesghost - Thanks a lot. Hope people in your class enjoy this pancake making technique.

Thomas Byers from East Coast , United States on April 29, 2013:

Thanks a lot for the ideal. I'm going to use the ideal in a cooking class I'm teaching and I will be sure to point them in the direction of your Hub Page. Voted Up Etc. Great work here.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 29, 2013:

I love sandwich and I found new recipe here. I have sandwich maker in the kicthen. As usual, I'll show this hub to my mom. I hope she want to make it for me. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Congratulation for the 100 score. You deserve to get it. Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Cheers....


Om Paramapoonya (author) on April 29, 2013:

@Lindacee - Sure, sure! Bacon or pecans would probably be a yummy addition. :)

Linda Chechar from Arizona on April 28, 2013:

What a super use for that old sandwich maker in the back of the kitchen cabinet. I'm thinking adding a little crumbled bacon or toasted pecans wouldn't hurt either! What a fun Hub, Om! Great idea! :)

Om Paramapoonya (author) on April 19, 2013:

@Pamela99 - Thanks, Pamela. Hope you give this pancake technique a try sometime!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 18, 2013:

It never occured to me to make pancakes in a sandwich maker. What a great idea! They look delicious and I enjoyed your lively music.

Om Paramapoonya (author) on April 18, 2013:

@oliversmum - Thanks! Glad you like this pancake idea as well as the music! :)

oliversmum from australia on April 15, 2013:

Om Paramapoonya Hi. What a great idea. Thanks for a great recipe and the easy to follow instructions/photographs.

The Banjo music is wonderful, sorta gets you into the mood for cooking.

Thanks again. Thumbs up and very interesting. :):)

Om Paramapoonya (author) on April 15, 2013:

@Rochelle Frank - Thanks, Rochelle. And yeah, that Hello Kitty sandwich maker is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets ever :)

@Annie Miller - I guess you could try adding berries and fruits to the pancake batter. I haven't tried that yet (not when I make sandwich-maker pancakes), but I don't see why not.

@randomcreative - You're very welcome, Rose. Glad you like this creative pancake-making technique!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 14, 2013:

I had no idea that you could make pancakes in a sandwich maker. How cool! It's always great when you find a new use for an appliance that you already own. Thanks for the great recipe and information.

Annie Miller from Wichita Falls, Texas on April 13, 2013:

Great idea, Om! Would make pancakes faster and I'm wondering if you could add berries or other fruit to puff up around. Going to have to try this - especially since my sandwich maker doesn't get enough use.

I love the Julia Child quote at the end of your video!

Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on April 13, 2013:

Good idea. Who would have guessed that you have a Hello Kitty sandwich maker.

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on April 13, 2013:

Hey--someone's gotta listen to/use the music~ I loved it--great demo music. In fact, now I can't get it out of my head~ Gadget onward!

Om Paramapoonya (author) on April 13, 2013:

@akirchner - My husband actually said the music was lame! But I thought the tune was funny in a lovely way. I guess I just like the sound of banjo. Thanks for dropping by, Audrey. I, too, am a kitchen gadget hoarder :)

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on April 13, 2013:

Gosh--gotta love the music~ It's from here, I swear it is~ Pretty cool idea for an appliance~ My kids accuse me of being Bill Cosby with all the "gadgets" I have but this would make them shut right up! Great idea!!

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